Jimmy Johnson Hosts New "Leading Edge" Segments on Financial Literacy

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Upcoming segments will detail the finance industry and the psychology behind it.

Financial literacy has a tremendous impact on most lives. People who learn about personal finance concepts become less likely to overspend, make poor investments or fall victim to scams. The recession of 2008 highlighted the need for greater financial knowledge in the U.S. Some schools, nonprofits, banks, media outlets and other institutions have responded by stepping up campaigns to educate Americans about money.

Nonetheless, many obstacles continue to hinder financial literacy. School districts are expected to prioritize federally required subjects, so they remain reluctant to devote resources to personal finance classes. The majority of states have yet to mandate courses of this type. Meanwhile, some retailers and lenders continue to promote deceptive beliefs about money that encourage people to overspend.

The "Leading Edge" television program will soon release a segment on this crucial issue that affects so many Americans. Host Jimmy Johnson intends to provide details on the current state of financial literacy in the United States and take a look at the ongoing efforts to improve it. The program's viewers will also learn about the many positive effects that adequate personal finance education can deliver.

"Leading Edge" is distributed to local PBS television stations in cities throughout America. Distribution is not handled by PBS. The show covers consequential issues that range from overfishing to stem cell therapy. Further details on this educational series can be requested by sending a message to info(at)leadingedgeseries(dot)com or visiting the program's website: http://www.leadingedgeseries.com.

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